"Texas. Promoting pregnancy in 13-year-olds." As slogans go, that's probably not the worst. I expect there are some people who'd really go for that.
North Carolina is 9th worst in the nation. Although I'm happy to report, there has been a decrease in the teen pregnancy rate. Perhaps this explains why
APPCNC hopes to have science-based programs in the eight counties they've targeted implemented within a year....
Two places where we're really failing: "abstinence education" is required statewide, which doesn't actually work, and access to emergency contraception isn't addressed at all. For advice on what to do, Planned Parenthood of Central North Carolina has some suggestions.